Book Launch: Transports of Delight

Saturday 25 May 2024, 4 - 6pm

The presentation will be followed by tea and cakes.

Transports of Delight book

Following the exhibition Transports of Delight in 2022 the gallery is launching this fully illustrated book which documents the exhibition and further investigates themes surrounding the Wardian case, the sealed glass-box ecosphere invented by Dr Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward in which plants could survive simply with the provision of daylight.

The book details how artists’ work interrogated connecting themes about the transport of plants around the world from garden plants to cash crops like coffee and rubber and the fragile systems associated with life itself. Describing the impact of the Wardian case on the transformation of global economies and environments, the book also explores implications for how we might survive future ecological change.

Contributing writers are Edward Chell, artist and curator; Luke Keogh author of The Wardian Case: How a Simple Box Moved Plants and Changed the World (Chicago University Press 2020); Ros Gray, researcher and Programme Leader, MA Art & Ecology, Goldsmiths, University of London and Bergit Arends, curator of contemporary art, museum professional and academic.

The book is supported by University for the Creative Arts

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A vinyl album and film featuring construction workers of Manchester’s Aviva Studios by artist Neville Gabie with musician Nabihah Iqbal and film-maker Mark Thomas

Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 May 2024, 6 to 9pm.

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Factory Works


Danielle Arnaud gallery is thrilled to present FACTORY WORKS, commissioned and produced by Factory International and launched at Aviva Studios in Manchester in September 2023.

FACTORY WORKS is an audio artwork and film created by artist Neville Gabie working in collaboration with musician and DJ Nabihah Iqbal, film-maker Mark Thomas, Design Agency North and the construction workers and manufacturers involved in the creation of Aviva Studios, a landmark new cultural space in Manchester programmed and operated by Factory International.

Known for creating work responsive to people and place in moments of change, Neville Gabie was commissioned by Factory International in 2019 to develop a project that would celebrate the construction workers, concrete pourers, steel workers and others involved in the creation of Aviva Studios. FACTORY WORKS was made over a two-year period (spring 2020 - winter 2021) and focuses on the core materials that form the infrastructure of the building, such as steel, concrete, cloth, rubber, wood and glass. The audio includes industrial sounds and snippets of conversations with workers at five factories involved in the manufacture of these materials as well as those working on the construction site, all underpinned with original electronic music from Nabihah Iqbal.

In addition, FACTORY WORKS features a short film created by Neville Gabie in collaboration with Mark Thomas of film studio Soup Collective. The film is a celebration of the people, sound and skill involved in the creation of Aviva Studios and offers a glimpse behind the scenes of the build. The film features the whole workforce involved in the creation of the record.

1,500 copies of a limited edition vinyl record were produced with each album sleeve entirely unique in a concept conceived design agency North with thanks to Peter Saville and Neville Gabie. Every worker involved in the construction of Aviva Studios, from those working in factories to the on-site team received a copy of the unique artwork and record.

Throughout these two evenings there will be the chance to hear the vinyl, see the film as well as a selection of album sleeves.

The organisations involved in the creation of FACTORY WORKS are:
• William Hare Group – Bury, Greater Manchester (Steel)
• Farrat – Altrincham, Greater Manchester (Rubber)
• Gariff – Trafford Park, Greater Manchester (Wood)
• Explore Manufacturing – Nottinghamshire (Concrete)
• J&C Joel – Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire (Cloth)
• Laing O’Rourke – led the construction of Aviva Studios
• Factory International – runs and operates Aviva Studios

The FACTORY WORKS album and short film are available to stream for free at

The limited-edition record is available to purchase online via

Neville Gabie (born Johannesburg South Africa, MA, Royal College of Art, London, 1988.)
Neville Gabie has an international reputation for his extensive commissioned projects developed over the last thirty years. Working in a range of media, often in collaboration with scientists, academics, musicians and members of the public, his practice evolves through a sustained relationship ‘place’ landscapes [most often urban] and communities of people. Much of his practice was borne out of his experience of initiating and co-curating Up in the air [Liverpool 2000-05] in a city centre tower block, with artists Leo Fitzmaurice and Kelly Large, conceived whilst he was MOMART Artist in Residence at Tate Liverpool. The success of that project and the experience of working directly with the residents over those five years, had a direct influence on his future practice.

He has worked on international Arts Council and British Council residencies in China [Vitamincreativespace] and Australia [IASKA] Halley Research Station Antarctica, with the British Antarctic Survey as well as a Leverhulme funded residency with Cabot Institute Bristol University. He was also artist in residence for two years during the construction of the Olympic Park in London funded by the Olympic Delivery Authority.

Other commissioned projects include; Posts, Published Penguin Books 1999 Experiments in Black and White WOMAD 2015, AFLOAT commissioned by Susan Christie, funded by the Scottish Arts Council 2012-2015, The Dinner, Ram Quarter, Wansworth London Commissioned by Future Cities 2016-2018, A Weight of Iron Carried from China for You Luxembourg, BeHave, Belval 2015-16, Cambridge Rules 1848 Parkers Piece, Cambridge in collaboration with Alan Ward Commissioned Cambridge City Council, The Edge of Things, National Trust Creative Commissions Blickling Hall, Norfolk 2018/2020, More Together Than Alone, East Quay Watchet 2023, Living-Language-Land in partnership with Philippa Bayley, commissioned by The British Council 2020-2023. His work is included in the Arts Council and Tate Gallery collections as well as in the Olympic Museum Switzerland and in collections in South Africa. Neville Gabie is represented by the Danielle Arnaud Gallery.

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Louisa Fairclough in conversation with Kim Knowles
Saturday 16 March 2024, 2 - 4pm

Doors will open at 2pm enabling the visitors to view the exhibition.
The conversation will start promptly at 2.30pm.

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Feel Stupid

Louisa Fairclough Mental Falls (2022)

Danielle Arnaud Gallery is pleased to present Louisa Fairclough in conversation with the academic and curator, Kim Knowles.


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Louisa Fairclough's work mainly takes the form of film loops, choral performances, field recordings and drawings. She is soon to start work on a second essay film exploring her lived experience of psychosis. Louisa graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art (MFA Distinction) in 2000, has since taught at many art colleges and co-founded Bristol Experimental and Expanded Film in 2015.

Louisa’s exhibitions include Mutations Migrations, Cinema Metamorphosis at Musée Atelier, Nantes, France (2021); A Song Cycle for the Ruins of a Psychiatric Unit – a solo show at Danielle Arnaud, London (2017); The Incidental Musicality of a Chance Encounter was a sound installation and new drawings commissioned for the Estuary Festival (2016); I wish I could be a stone – a solo show at Danielle Arnaud, London (2014); Absolute Pitch and Compositions for a Low Tide were commissioned by Whitstable Biennale 2014; Jeannie was commissioned by Bristol New Music for the Arnolfini, Bristol (2014); an installation of Song of Grief was shown at Film in Space curated by Guy Sherwin at Camden Art Centre, London (2013); Ground Truth was Louisa’s first solo show at Danielle Arnaud, London (2011).

Louisa’s work is discussed in many essays including Kim Knowles book Experimental Film and Photochemical Practices (2020).

Kim Knowles is an academic and curator based at Aberystwyth University in west Wales. Her work focuses on experimental film history and aesthetics, particularly within the context of 16mm communities and practices. She is the author of A Cinematic Artist: The Films of Man Ray (2012) and Experimental Film and Photochemical Practices (2020) and is co-editor of Cinematic Intermediality: Theory and Practice (with Marion Schmid) (2021) and The Palgrave Handbook of Experimental Cinema (with Jonathan Walley) (forthcoming in 2024). She was Experimental Film Programmer at the Edinburgh International Film Festival between 2008 and 2022.




Freya Gabie A River and A Line
Saturday 10 February, 4pm
Wednesday 21 February, 6.30pm

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Dissonant Landscapes
Freya Gabie A view from the Paso del Norte bridge, of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez

Please join us  for an afternoon or an evening with Freya Gabie to discuss her experience of living and working on the U.S/Mexican border. The artist will recall her time with the communities she collaborated with, the stories and places she explored. She will read excerpts of the text A River and A Line that she wrote in response to her time in El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, for a publication about contested spaces with Southampton University.

This will also be an opportunity to view her solo show Duet showcasing some of the works made while in residency on the Mexican/U.S border.




Closing Event: Duet
Freya Gabie in conversation with Denise de Cordova
Saturday 24 February 2023, 4 - 6pm
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Installation view Duet Freya Gabie

Danielle Arnaud gallery is pleased to present Freya Gabie in conversation with the artist Denise de Cordova. Together they will explore the ideas, stories, people and places behind the exhibition Duet.

This will be the last chance to view the exhibition.

Freya Gabie studied sculpture at Chelsea College of Art and the Royal College of Art. Her work is site responsive and she regularly works collaboratively with individuals and communities in the UK and abroad, from opera singers, clog dancers, and archaeologists, to iron miners, and many people in between. She has exhibited and been commissioned widely, both internationally and in the UK. Previous projects include; Duet The Bar, El Paso, USA,  All Fired Up  a collaborative commission with Historic England responding to the Ceramic Industry of Stoke on Trent and Poole, Hold The Line Journeying aboard the Dr Fridtjof Nansen vessel with the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research down the South West coast of Africa, Leonardo Da Vinci, A life in Drawing Bristol Museum, Palsmuseum, Sweden, Châteaux De Bosmolet, Diep-Haven Festival France, USF Art Centre, Norway, Neo: Bolton, 108 New York, Fljótstunga Iceland and, Franconia Sculpture Park USA. She is currently undergoing a public artwork commission for UCL for the new neurological research hospital being built on Gray’s Inn Road for the IoN, DRI, and UCLH. Freya has just returned from a residency in Bangalore, India, where she has been responding to two historic gardens, Lalbagh Botanic garden and Cubbon Park, towards an exhibition at Artcore, Darby, UK in spring 2024.

Denise de Cordova (born in Birkenhead) studied sculpture at Brighton Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art. She is a Rome Scholar, a Henry Moore Foundation Fellow, a Stanley Picker Fellow, and was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 2006 where she currently teaches. Much of the recent work derives from research undertaken on residencies in British Columbia, Canada and Rome, Italy, using the female body to explore intercultural terra mater identities as embodied ‘place portraits’ that incorporate details drawn from landscape, costume, climate and folklore.

She also produces specific ceramic sculptures under the nom de plume Amy Bird.

Selected recent exhibitions:

‘The Materiality of Mild Fear: Deep Wood Women and Women Who Have Incidents with Animals,’ 2019, Standpoint Gallery London. ‘Don’t Touch Me’, 2020, Newcombe House, London. ‘The Great Wall of Think’ 2020, The British School at Rome, Italy. ‘What I Know (Anyway)’ 2021, Bloc Projects, Sheffield. ‘Featured Artist (Place Portraits)’, Bath Open, 2021, Victoria Gallery, Bath. ‘Slingbacks and Sunshine’, 2021, Superstore Southside, South London Gallery. ‘The Confluence of Congregations’ 2021, The Ballroom, The Argentine Ambassadors Residency, London. ‘Crafting a Difference’ 2021, SoShiro, London. ‘Dark Eyes’ Installation, 2021-2023, Linklaters Law Firm, London. ‘Collect’, 2022, Jaggedarts, Somerset House, London. ‘The Amber Room’ 2022, Reference Point, London. ‘The Disoeuvre’ 2022, Ramsgate.
‘A Modern Capricho’ 2022, Cross Lane Projects, London. ‘Grounding’ 2022, Jaggedarts, London. ‘Vessel and Form’, 2022, Eagle Gallery, London. ‘Tree Wilder’ 2022-2023, Barnwell Country Park, Northamptonshire. ‘Collect’ 2023, Somerset House, London. ‘Hung, Drawn & Quartered’, 2023, Standpoint Gallery, London. ‘You Will See Marvellous Things’ 2023, Eagle Gallery, London. “Owl in the Hen Shed’ 2023, Bowen island, BC, Canada. ‘Wood Walkers’ 2023, Eagle Gallery, London. ‘Collect’ 2024 with Jaggedarts , Somerset House, London.


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SCREENING: Oona Grimes, Wool and Water 2023
Thursday 26 October: Oona Grimes in conversation with Tony Grisoni
Friday 27 October: Oona Grimes in conversation with Lucy Reynolds
6.30pm for 7pm screening

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Wool and Water 

Oona Grimes, Still from Wool and Water (2023)

The screenings of Wool and Water will start promptly at 7pm. Each will be followed by in-conversations with the artist: on Thursday 26 with the screenwriter Tony Grisoni and on Friday 27 with the researcher, curator and artist Lucy Reynolds.

Commissioned for 'In Search of The Miraculous', Wool and Water (2023) is a Norfolk Miracle which introduces Lewis Carroll to Pasolini. The Sheep (a metamorphoses of the White Queen from 'Through the Looking Glass') undertakes a quest for transformation and is finally granted sainthood.

Recent awards include: Best Experimental Director at the Berlin International Art Film Festival 2023 and the Honorable Mention at the Ponza Film Festival 2023. Wool and Water has also been selected for the Amsterdam Movie Fest 2023, Cannes Independent Shorts 2023 and the Swedish International Film Festival 2023.

Oona Grimes is a London-based artist, primarily a chaser of language through drawing, clay making and film. During Grimes' 2018 Bridget Riley Fellowship at the Brirtish School at Rome she segued from thieving Lorenzetti tartans and cartoon detail from Etruscan paintings, to the appropriation of neorealist films - mis-remembered, imitated and low tech re-enacted: a physical drawing of herself captured oni-phone.

Tony Grisoni worked in many different areas of filmmaking before concentrating on screenwriting. QUEEN OF HEARTS, 1989 was his award winning first feature directed by Jon Amiel. He has worked closely with a number of directors since, including Michael Winterbottom, John Boorman,Sean Durkin, Marc Munden and Terry Gilliam, (FEAR & LOATHING INLAS VEGAS, 1998 TIDELAND, 2005 and that ship of fools -THE MAN WHOKILLED DON QUIXOTE, 2018.)
In 2001, Tony Grisoni made the trek along the peoples mugglers' route from Pakistan/Afghan border, through Iran and Turkey to Europe with the director Michael Winterbottom. The resulting film, IN THIS WORLD, won the 2002 Berlinale Golden Bear. Other award winning film and TV includes THE UNLOVED, 2009, Samantha Morton's directorial debut, BAFTA - Best TV Single Drama.RED RIDING, 2009 adapted from the David Peace Yorkshire Noirnovels. 'Red Riding is a deeper pool than The Godfather, but it doesn't encourage swimming' - David Thomson. SOUTHCLIFFE, 2013 an original 4-part drama for Channel 4, directed by Sean Durkin. 'A spellbinding and terrifying piece of television storytelling.' THE YOUNG POPE, 2016 by Paolo Sorrentino starring Jude Law. Co-writer and executive producer THE CITY & THE CITY, 2018, a 4 part BBC2 drama based on the novel by China Mieville.
Current projects include NAPLES '44 adapted from the Norman Lewis' memoir trippy thriller, MARLOW with Simon Maxwell for Sky and THE COCKTAIL WAITRESS for Lookout Point TV. Grisoni has collaborated with artists, including Oona Grimes, Dryden Goodwin, Marcia Farquhar and Brian Catling.Together, he and Catling hosted the annual celebration of the absurd, CABARET MELANCHOLIQUE (RIP).
Grisoni was 2022 Head of Studies for TORINO SERIESLAB- TALENTS 2022. He currently co-runs writing workshops in Europe with LE GROUPE OUEST and the EUROPEAN WRITERSCLUB.

Lucy Reynolds is a researcher,curator and artist, whose research focuses on questions of moving image, feminism, political space and collective practice. She lectures on creative research at the University of Westminster, she is editor of the anthology Women Artists, Feminism and the Moving Image, and the co-editor of the Moving Image Review and Art Journal (MIRAJ). As an artist, her ongoing sound work AFeminist Chorus has been heard at the Glasgow International Festival, the Wysing Arts Centre, Grand Union galleries, Birmingham and most recently at Mad About Justice, Swedenborg Hall for Copypress.




Closing Event: Nachum's Coat
Neville Gabie in conversation with Mark Dunhill
Saturday 14 October 2023, 4 - 6pm

It will be followed by tea and cakes!

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Installation view by Andrew Watson

Danielle Arnaud gallery is pleased to present Neville Gabie in conversation with the artist and educator Mark Dunhill.

As practising artists and at times lecturers working together, Mark's familiarity with my work stretching back over more than two decades, is as intimate as it gets. Equally, as someone who has always admired and enjoyed Mark's creativity and wonderful collaborations with partner Tamiko, I am sure our conversation will be engaging, revealing, insightful and I hope, entertaining. I imagine our conversation will touch on many bodies of work, some of which are visible in the exhibition, others, which might have been the inspiration. Neville Gabie

Neville’s persistent drive to stretch the physical, material, social, and aesthetic possibilities of the projects he engages with, together with the breadth of his exceptional practice, encompassing sculpture, performance, sound, publications, photography, and social interventions makes him one of the most inventive and engaging contemporary artists I know.
In this conversation, I look forward to exploring how his background in South Africa and other early influences continue to motivate and inform his art practice, and the wide range of contexts he has found himself working in.
Mark Dunhill

Neville Gabie (born in Johannesburg, South Africa) has an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London 1986/88. His work is included in Tate Gallery, Arts Council Collections and The Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Working in a range of media from sculpture to film and photography Neville Gabie's practice is frequently inspired by a response to specific locations or situations. Often developed over a sustained period of involvement with site, local community groups and other creative and academic professionals, his projects value collaboration as key to their success. From highly urbanised to distantly remote locations, his work is a response to the vulnerability of place. His interest is in establishing a working relationship within a particular community as a means of considering its physical, cultural, or emotional geography.

Mark Dunhill is an artist and educator based in London. Graduating with an MA in Sculpture from the RCA in 1977, Mark participated in solo and group exhibitions in private and public galleries including, the Felicity Samuel Gallery, London, New Art Centre Roche Court, Tate Britain, Arnolfini Bristol. Working in collaboration with Tamiko O'Brien since 1998, Dunhill and O'Brien have exhibited widely in the UK and abroad and participated in residencies in Italy, Netherlands, Germany and Japan. Recent and current exhibitions include a solo show at postROOM, London, 'Duologues with 4 artist duo's at the CUT, Halesworth, Suffolk and 'Reverse Homesickness' with Kristpas Ancans, curated by Corina L Apostol at Das Weiss Haus, Vienna. Between 2008 and 2017 Mark was a Dean of Academic Programmes at Central Saint Martins, and prior to this was Head of the School of Fine Art at University of the West of England in Bristol, having taught Sculpture, Fine art and Art in Context and since 1986.

He was Visiting Professor at Estonia Academy of Art between 2020 and 2021. Currently Mark is a trustee of the Kenneth Armitage Foundation and


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Katharine Fry When I'm with you and The Fur Chest: In conversation with Emily Steer
Thursday 1 June 2023  6 - 9pm

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Still from When I'm with You
Katharine Fry,When I'm with you, 2022, still from HD video.

Danielle Arnaud Gallery is pleased to announce a screening of Katharine Fry’s 2022 film, When I’m with you, which will start promptly at 6.30pm and will be followed by a launch presentation of her new film The Fur Chest and an in-conversation between the artist and arts journalist and editor, Emily Steer.

When I'm with you fuses live action and animation as four women struggle against normative femininity to find their 'true' bodies in a subversive domestic psychodrama set in a doll's house.

Margot has been waiting in her house for 40 years. Her waiting morphs into desperate attention seeking. But she does not wait alone. Marie is becoming. Malleable, she tries to fit, slipping through her body and sliding around corners, picking up cues of who and how to be. Marjorie shines effortlessly. Her dream life, her golden exterior, her pretty performance, prove impossible and impermanent. Mother Flower is everything, the beginning and the end. Hers is a body of pure bounty, longed for, nourishing, sheltering. The four women are joined by a chorus of body parts, hands and tongues, mouths and babies. Across grandiose performances, staged death scenes, fledgling steps and displays of fertility and futility, as they reveal how hard it is to be in a body, to be a body.

When I'm with you was voted one of the best films of 2022 in Sight and Sound's annual poll.

The Fur Chest plays out the relationship between a bedridden daughter and caregiving mother over three generations in a one-room dwelling. Whether each daughter is actually ill, beset by a phantom illness, or simply subject to her mother's regimes of control is open to shifting interpretation. Their focus is on the daughter's feet as a metaphor for developing or restricting autonomy. Shot on location in the almshouses of the Museum of the Home, objects from the Museum's collections will be subverted or rendered as surreal symbols to reveal the psychological and emotional state of each mother-daughter pair.

Still from The Fur Chest by Katharine Fry                    Katharine Fry, The Fur Chest, 2023 - research image with Manuel Vason

Katharine Fry is a London-based artist working from performance into video. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally, including: Barbican Centre and Birbeck Institute of Moving Image (2022); Focal Point Gallery, Southend (2021), Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, USA (2022, 2019); Visions in the Nunnery, London (2018); Terror Has No Shape, Camden Arts Centre, London (2018), Alchemy Film Festival, Hawick, Scotland (2018), Oriel Davies Open, Newtown, Wales, (2018); and The Modern Language Experiment, Folkestone Triennial, (2017). Recent prizes include: Hauser & Wirth First Prize and Soho House Mentoring Prize for Black Swan Open (2018) and First Prize for Creekside Open (2017).

Solo exhibitions include Please call me home at Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London (2021); Addressing the Self: Decoys and Consolations at new media art space, Tennessee, USA (2020), with a forthcoming solo exhibition at Savremena Galerija, Subotics, Serbia (2024). Fry completed her practice-based PhD House Arrest at Goldsmiths. She lectures at the Freud Museum, Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths. She is currently developing a new film The Fur Chest with the Museum of the Home, London, as part of a Fellowship at Loughborough University.

Emily Steer was online editor and then editor of pioneering art magazine Elephant for eight years, and has written for titles including AnOther, BBC Culture, British Journal of Photography, Financial Times, Frieze, Vice and Wallpaper*. She is currently training to be a psychodynamic psychotherapist at the Tavistock and Portman Clinic in London.


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Closing event: A constellation of conduits was channelled between us, and our distance became water

Robert Cervera and Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

Robert Cervera and Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos 2023. Installation view by Francesco Ragazzi


Closing event on Saturday 29 April 2023 4-6pm

Due to the nature of the exhibition it is essential to book a viewing slot: either 4pm or 5pm

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The finissage will include performances featuring readings by Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos and music produced by the sprawling tube installation in the show, activated by Robert Cervera together with trumpeter and electronic musician, Alex Bonney. Music and words will interweave in a polyphonic exchange.




Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos Book of Water Book Launch
Wednesday 22 February 2023  6 - 8pm

Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihaloppoulos Book of Water 2023

Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos   Book of Water   2023

We will be launching Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos's new book Book of Water at the gallery. 

A discussion between the author and Dr Ifor Duncan, Lecturer in Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, Writer, Sound and Video artist specialising in hydrofeminism, water studies and necro-hydrology. Following this, the author will read selected extracts from the Book of Water and also a preview from his forthcoming novel Our Distance Became Water, also published by ERIS, which forms the conceptual and textual basis of his interdisciplinary exhibition, together with artist Robert Cervera, A Constellation of Conduits was channelled between us, and our Distance Became Water, opening at Danielle Arnaud Gallery on the 24th of March, 2023.


A gloriously dripping clutch of miniatures, like glimpses through keyholes into unknowable place-times where people pursue curious tasks and succumb to occult intensities. —Sally O’Reilly

The wonder of water is alive in these pages, not in raging storms or deep sea expeditions, but in a quotidian magical realism, where gardens become floatation tanks and paragraphs are wet words to swallow. —Astrida Neimanis

An opera to life told through the myriad of small gestures made by humans and many others. This writing captures the beauty of aimlessness that leads to the making of an enchanting world. —Ursula Biemann  


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12, 14 and 16 December 2022 6 - 8 pm  


Oona Grimes Horsepolish 2021
S16mm and digital. Academy ratio 9 mins
In conversation with Gareth Evans
Monday 12 December 2022 6-8pm


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Louisa Fairclough
Mental Falls

Digital film
In conversation with Cherry Smyth
Wednesday 14 December 6-8pm


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Sarah Pucill
Eye Cut 2021

16 mm colour 20 mins
In conversation with Helen de Witt
Friday 16 December 2022 6-8pm

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Closing Event on Saturday 12 November, 4 - 6 PM
4:30pm: Edward Chell, artist, writer and curator,will talk about the historical context of
this exhibition and its relevance to current times. It will be followed by tea and cakes.

Installation view

Installation view by Oskar Proktor


Gerry Smith MEET ME IN A DREAM: In conversation with John Swarbrick
Wednesday 28 September 2022  6-8pm
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Gerry Smith, Twinkle, Pharaoh, 2022



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Katharine Fry When I'm with you : In conversation with Gareth Evans
Tuesday 28 June 2022  6-8pm

Katharine Fry, When I'm with you, 2022
Wednesday 28 September - 6 to 8pm
Katharine Fry When I'm with you 2022 still from HD video


Danielle Arnaud Gallery is pleased to announce a screening of Katharine Fry’s new film When I’m with you followed by a conversation between the artist and London based writer, editor, film and event producer, Gareth Evans.

When I’m with you fuses live action and animation in a subversive fairy tale of femininity. Margot has been waiting in her house for 40 years. Her waiting morphs into desperate attention seeking. But she does not wait alone. Marie is becoming. Malleable, she tries to fit, slipping through her body and sliding around corners, picking up cues of who and how to be. Marjorie shines effortlessly. Her dream life, her golden exterior, her pretty performance, prove impossible and impermanent. Mother Flower is everything, the beginning and the end. Hers is a body of pure bounty, longed for, nourishing, sheltering. The four women are joined by a chorus of body parts, hands and tongues, mouths and babies, across grandiose performances, staged death scenes, fledgling steps and displays of fertility and futility, as they reveal how hard it is to be in a body, to be a body.

Katharine Fry is a London-based artist working from performance into video. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally, including: Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, USA (2022, 2019); Visions in the Nunnery, London (2018); Terror Has No Shape, Camden Arts Centre, London (2018), Alchemy Film Festival, Hawick, Scotland (2018), Oriel Davies Open, Newtown, Wales, (2018); and The Modern Language Experiment, Folkestone Triennial, (2017). Recent prizes include: Hauser & Wirth First Prize and Soho House Mentoring Prize for Black Swan Open (2018) and First Prize for Creekside Open (2017).

Solo exhibitions include Please call me home at Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London (2021); Addressing the Self: Decoys and Consolations at new media art space, Tennessee, USA (2020), with a forthcoming solo exhibition at Nova Galerija Vizuelnih Umetnosti (NGVU) Belgrade, Serbia (2023). Fry completed her practice-based PhD house arrest at Goldsmiths and lectures at the Freud Museum, Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths.

Gareth Evans is a London-based writer, editor, film and event producer and Whitechapel Gallery Adjunct Moving Image Curator. He hosts the LRB Screen at Home programme. Among recent commissions is the monograph essay for Radiohead’s KID A MNESIA catalogue.


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Suki Chan CONSCIOUS : In conversation with Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin
Monday 9 May 2022 6-8pm

Suki Chan
Suki Chan  FOG IN MY HEAD  film still 2022


Join Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin and Suki Chan as they discuss the matter of consciousness alongside Suki’s exhibition, CONSCIOUS.

Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin works on the interface of philosophy, theology and art with a particular interest in the way art articulates meaning about the world and the human condition.

Suki Chan is a London based artist and film director. Her films take audiences on an immersive journey, and shine a light on subjects that are under-represented across the human condition: from dementia, sight-loss, identity to belonging. Chan's passion is to change perception and build empathy for other people’s realities.

Chan’s current project, CONSCIOUS, explores the future of our individual and collective consciousness, weaving a narrative through the secret lives of bees, dementia and science. The multi-platform project brings together the diverse, subjective perspectives of scientists and ordinary people, whose stories unwrap layers of thinking and preconceptions about individual and collective consciousness. In exploring memory loss Chan worked with individuals living with dementia, looking at how this can destabilise the understanding of surroundings and the present.


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Suki Chan CONSCIOUS : In conversation with Wendy Mitchell
Saturday 7 May 2022 2pm

Suki Chan
Suki Chan  HALLUCINATIONS  film still of Wendy Mitchell 2020


Join Wendy Mitchell and Suki Chan for a cup of tea and a slice of cake as they discuss Wendy’s new book and Suki’s exhibition, CONSCIOUS.

Wendy Mitchell wrote her first book, Somebody That I Used to Know, after being diagnosed with young-onset dementia at the age of 58. This year Mitchell published her second book, What I Wish People Knew About Dementia which also received the title of Sunday Times bestseller. Mitchell continuously updates her blog, Which me am I today? which serves as a personal reminder and raises awareness through demonstrating how to adapt to dementia.

Suki Chan is a London based artist and film director. Her films take audiences on an immersive journey, and shine a light on subjects that are under-represented across the human condition: from dementia, sight-loss, identity to belonging. Chan's passion is to change perception and build empathy for other people’s realities.

Chan’s current project, CONSCIOUS, explores the future of our individual and collective consciousness, weaving a narrative through the secret lives of bees, dementia and science. The multi-platform project brings together the diverse, subjective perspectives of scientists and ordinary people, whose stories unwrap layers of thinking and preconceptions about individual and collective consciousness. In exploring memory loss Chan worked with individuals living with dementia, looking at how this can destabilise the understanding of surroundings and the present.


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Andrea Gregson AFTER (life of) OBJECTS : In conversation with Becky Shaw
Saturday 11 December 2021 4pm

Andrea Gregson, Objectships  2012-2021


Alongside AFTER (life of) OBJECTS the gallery will host an in-conversation between Andrea Gregson and Becky Shaw. Gregson and Shaw will reflect on the work in AFTER (life of) OBJECTS and explore key mutual interests including artistic processes of discovery, casting, reproduction and evolution, surface and interiority, materiality, time, labour and site.

Becky Shaw is an artist and Reader in Fine Art from Sheffield Hallam University.

Andrea Gregson is an artist, curator and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. From 1995-97 she received a Postgraduate Fellowship at the Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland and in 1998, an MA Fine Art, at Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2016, she was artist in residence at the University of East London supported by the Henry Moore Foundation. She has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad including Danielle Arnaud, London (2021); Grizedale Gallery, Cumbria (2019); Gaesteatelier Hollufgard, Fyn, Denmark (2017); Romantso, Athens, Greece (2017); Patrick Heide, London (2014); Concrete, Hayward Gallery (2012); Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA (2011); The Garden Museum, London (2009); Galerie Shuster, Berlin, Germany (2009); Galeria XX1, Warsaw, Poland (2005); Centre for Contemporary Art, Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland (2000). Curatorial projects include Gustav Metzger’s, Facing Extinction Conference and Exhibition, James Hockey Gallery, UCA Farnham, Herbert Read Gallery (2014) and Remember Nature (2015/2022); Workshop of Hereafter, Blyth Gallery, London (2009); The Miniature World Show, Jerwood Space (2006).

AFTER (life of) OBJECTS is a solo show by Andrea Gregson which brings together new, recent and unseen works and includes sculpture, a ceramic installation and drawing. Using experimental forms of metal casting and re-appropriating found material fragments, the work draws upon post-industrial sites encountered by the artist. The exhibition considers landscape as a relic of past production and the connections and conflicts between industry and nature. Gregson has visited sites including Thames Embankment, Grizedale Forest in Cumbria, Heysham Barrows in Lancashire, and Glen Nevis in Scotland, locating objects on the fringes of the natural and industrial. The works on show reflect upon the relics and residues left behind by human activity, exploiting sculptural casting processes with the potential to radically transform materials.

Gleaning traces of material history, the works on show mediates the death of objects with structures in nature and human artifice. It builds on Gregson’s research into bucolic landscapes and the inter-relationship between post-industrial, domestic and geological sites, drawing attention to changing material states and the Anthropocene.



Sarah Dobai The Donkey Field : In conversation with Lucy Reynolds
Saturday 13 November 2021 4pm

Sarah Dobai, Still from 'The Donkey Field' 2021


For the closing day of The Donkey Field the gallery will host an in-conversation between Sarah Dobai and Lucy Reynolds. The two speakers will discuss how the process of re-enacting and reframing passages from Robert Bresson’s Au Hasard Balthazar allowed the artist to approach a charged historical legacy.

The event will explore how the film weaves a link between the text, which gives an account of persecution experienced in Budapest in 1944, and reconstructed passages from Bresson’s story about the victimisation of innocents. As Reynolds writes in the text that accompanies the show; ‘the rolling intertitles purposely create a connection between image and text which is inferred and suggestive rather than direct.’ The in-conversation will include discussion of how this interplay between image and text operates, and what informed the artist’s decision to exclude dates and place names in preference for initials and substitutions.

This event is the last opportunity to see the film and several new photographic works which depicts places whose pastoral qualities become shadowed by their association with dark episodes of the last century.

The central feature of the exhibition is the single screen film The Donkey Field. The film builds on the connection between an antisemitic attack in 1944 on a young boy on a piece of common land known locally as ‘the donkey field’ and the story of the persecution of Marie and Balthazar, the donkey in Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966).

The film features a text, which gives an account of Budapest in the last year of the war, seen from the point of view of a child, and scenes based on Bresson’s allegorical story about the scapegoating of blameless subjects. Partly shot on the streets of present-day Budapest, under a regime criticised for its anti-immigrant policies and harsh treatment of refugees, The Donkey Field underlines the relevance of the boy’s story to other, more recent stories of displacement and persecution.

The Donkey Field will be touring to BALTIC in Gateshead, Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal, CAST in Cornwall, Merz Barn in Langdale, Ambleside as well as Glassyard in Budapest.



Polly Gould Antarctica, Art and Archive book Launch
Friday 24 September 2021  6 - 8pm

Polly Gould, Alpine Architecture: Mont Dolent, 2020, watercolour on paper 35 x 54cm

Polly Gould   Antarctica, Art, and Archive   2020  24.6 x 18.9 cm   Bloomsbury Publishing

We will be launching Polly Gould's new book Antarctica, Art, and Archive at the gallery. 

Gould's book explores Antarctica at the begginning of the 20th Century, the last frontier of Victorian imperialism, a territory subjected to heroic and sometimes desperate exploration, juxtaposed with Antarctica now, at the start of the 21st century, the vulnerable landscape behind iconic images of climate change. Gould takes the reader on a journey to the South Pole, through art and archive. Through the life and tragic death of Edward Wilson, polar explorer, doctor, scientist and artist, and his watercolours, and through the work of a pioneer of modern anthropology and opponent of scientific racism, Franz Boas, Gould exposes the legacies of colonialism and racial and gendered identities of the time. Gould argues that the medium matters and that the practices of observation in art, anthropology and science determine how we see and what we know. Stories of exploration and open-air watercolour painting, of weather experiments and ethnographic collecting, of evolution and extinction, are interwoven to raise important questions for our times. Revisiting Antarctica through the archive becomes the urgent endeavour to imagine an inhabitable planetary future.

Bookings are essential - please email

Joy Gregory and Philip Miller SEEDS OF EMPIRE: A Little or No Breeze Vinyl Launch
Wednesday 22 September 2021  6 - 8pm

Philip Miller and Joy Gregory, A Little or no breeze, 2021

Philip Miller and Joy Gregory   A Little or no breeze 2021 vinyl record with sleeve 31 x 31 cm  
Side A : A Little or No Breeze, Observations - Jamaica/England: Part I  Side B : Observations - Jamaica/England: Part II  Music published by Mute Song Limited.

For the last day of Joy Gregory and Philip Miller's exhibition we will be launching a limited edition vinyl of the soundtrack by Philip Miller which accompanies Joy Gregory's video works, and a limited edition artist print by Joy Gregory. Click here to view the vinyl and print.

Bookings are essential - please email

Joy Gregory and Philip Miller SEEDS OF EMPIRE: A Little or No Breeze Artist Talk with Joy Gregory
Saturday 10 July 2021  6 - 8pm

Joy Gregory

Joy Gregory  The Staircase (Little or no breeze) 2021 Inkjet on paper 59.4 x 84.1 cm  
Installation view by Oskar Proctor

The artist will discuss this new work, introduce her research material and talk about her collaboration with Philip Miller.
For this occasion we will launch a limited edition vinyl of the soundtrack by Philip Miller which accompanies Joy Gregory's video works.

This talk will be followed by tea and cake in the garden.


Announcement: Reopening of Gallery

Holly Davey
Holly Davey  Scene no. 7, A Script for an Archive  2020   Original photograph from the Bulwer collection at the British School at Rome, red lighting gel, bulldog clip

The gallery will reopen on Friday 25th September with a solo show by Holly Davey.


The Voice and Acoustic Atmospheres Polly Gould and Pedro Novo
Saturday 29 February 2020  4pm

                                                          Manifesto for
Polly Gould  Manifesto for an Architecture of Atmospheres  detail  2020   Sound, wood, organdie cotton, geodesic hubs  Dimensions variable

The artist Polly Gould and acoustic engineer Pedro Novo present an event about their collaboration. Pedro is an acoustic engineer who works with virtual acoustic modelling of buildings yet to be built and of architectural spaces that already exist. Pedro has collaborated on the sound for Gould’s Manifesto for an Architecture of Atmospheres currently on show at the gallery. The installation features an acoustically transparent geodesic dome with real-time modification of the live sounds of the space and a multi-voice headphone recitation of a nine-line manifesto. The event will include the discussion and presentation of works such as Alvin Lucier’s I am sitting in a Room, 1969, and some participatory voice activation of computer-modelled sound environments where visitors will be asked to join in.

Pedro Novo has a BSc in Physics Engineering and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. He has spent five years as a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Communication Acoustics at the University of Bochum, Germany, undertaking research in auditory virtual reality under Professor Jens Blauert, one of the world’s preeminent scientists in spatial hearing. Pedro has worked for twelve years as an acoustic consultant at Max Fordham architects in London where he employs auditory virtual reality to simulate and render the acoustics of buildings during the design process.



A Study of Shadows Closing Event: Kathleen Herbert in conversation with Danielle Arnaud
Saturday 15 February 2020  4pm

                                                          Herbert, A
                                                          Study of
                                                          View, 2020
Kathleen Herbert  A Study of Shadows II  2019  21 cyanotype photograms of prisms on watercolour paper  130 x 218cm
Installation view by Oskar Proctor



Common Ground Closing Event: Edward Chell in conversation with Michael Petry
Saturday 14 December 2019  4pm

                                                          Chell, Common
                                                          View, 2019
Edward Chell  Common Ground  2019  Danielle Arnaud  
Installation view by Oskar Proctor

Join Edward Chell and Michael Petry for an 'in conversation' event on the last day of Chell's solo exhibition Common Ground. Followed by tea and cake. Admission free, booking not required



Walking Tour of London Statues and Monuments  Meet at Trafalgar Square  Admission free  Booking not required
Saturday 9 November 2019  1.30pm   Meet in Trafalgar Square, at The Fourth Plinth (below Michael Rakowitz - The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist)

Jamie Fitzpatrick  RGE LLIAM F H ND F CAMBIDG  2016  C-type print on aluminium and oil bar  Edition of 3 (1 AP)  52 x 69.5cm

Join lecturer and novelist Michael Paraskos for a walking tour that will unravel the role colonialism played in shaping and funding London’s commemorative markers, including controversial, historical and contemporary works and the alleged oldest public sculpture in London. Return to Danielle Arnaud via public transport, with tea and cake at the gallery.

What Remains and Object of Doubt Curators Tour  Tour starts in the Atrium, Imperial War Museum  Admission free Booking through IWM
Saturday 26 October 2019  2-4pm

Patrick Hough  Funerary Relief  CNC Milled Polystyrene, plaster, acrylic  74 x 43 x 42 cm, 2016

Guided tour of What Remains — an exhibition curated in partnership with Historic England that forms part of IWM London’s Culture Under Attack season — by curators Paris Agar and Tamsin Silvey, followed by a tour of Object of Doubt at Danielle Arnaud by exhibition curator Kirsty White.

Sitting in the Exhibition  Talk by Céline Condorelli
Saturday 19 October 2019, 4pm

Courtesy of Céline Condorelli

Artist Céline Condorelli discusses her relationship to the work of Bauhaus-trained designer, artist and architect Herbert Bayer (1900-1985), whose legacy is controversial due to his work for the National Socialist party in Germany in the 1930s. The talk will be followed by tea and cake in the gallery.

truth.lie.lie Closing Event: David Cotterrell Artist Talk
Saturday 12 October 2019  4pm

                                                          Mirror IV:
                                                          Legacy, 2018
David Cotterrell  Mirror IV: Legacy  2018  Two-screen video work  Collaboration with Ruwanthie de Chickera  Dimensions variable
installation view by Oskar Proctor

truth.lie.lie is an exhibition investigating the methods for manipulation of perspective and truth. On Saturday at 4pm the artist will talk about the work presented in the gallery followed by informal conversation and tea and cakes.

Dr. Catriona McAra in conversation with Sarah Woodfine and Kim L Pace
Wednesday 3 July 2019  6.30-8.30pm

                                                          Woodfine and
                                                          Kim L Pace in
                                                          with Dr.

Join Dr. Catriona McAra, Sarah Woodfine and Kim L Pace for an 'in conversation event' centring around Pace and Woodfine's new exhibition Mercurious. In the exhibition, transitional states found in both material and human nature are explored through a selection of carefully staged works.

Dr. Catriona McAra is University Curator at Leeds Arts University. She has published extensively on the art and literature of Dorothea Tanning and Leonora Carrington with a particular interest in feminist aesthetics and surrealist legacies in contemporary practice. She has worked closely with many contemporary artists and has written a range of catalogue essays for commercial galleries and public museums.

The Conversation  Artist Holly Davey in discussion with independent curator Tessa Jackson
Wednesday 26 June 2019  6.30-8.30pm

                                                          Davey, The
                                                          perspex and
Holly Davey  The Conversation  Plywood, perspex and acetate projection  Studio research  2019

A buff foolscap folder contains photographs, scraps of paper, postcards, a paper bag, an exhibition catalogue and other mementos—they trace a trip from Pasadena to Sacramento taken in 1972. By setting aside personal souvenirs like these, we hope to form a sense of ourselves, to create an impression of normality and staged familiarity that makes us feel complete. But this ephemera forms an incomplete archive: in between are gaps, pauses. The silences are the most revealing, where object and memory come together to form an imagined reality.

The folder is the silence within this inherited archive. The remembered becomes the lived present and the hunt begins; using museum archives and Internet searches, time collapses to make the forgotten visible. But there is no map, no point B, just a series of fragments that when placed together form a reimagined whole, an archive of a life.

These clues have become the catalyst for over two years of research that has developed into the basis of artist Holly Davey’s current studio practice. During this event, when work will be on show, Davey and curator Tessa Jackson will discuss the ideas and themes that exist within the work.

Holly Davey’s practice involves working closely with ideas around memory, place and archival collections both public and private. She is interested in the heritage of a location or collection especially, its lost and largely forgotten social history. She researches and develops ideas that explore notions of fact and fiction, blurring the boundaries and making the audience question what is real. Her work includes site-specific commissions and explores the relationship between photography and sculpture.

Holly Davey has been selected for a British School at Rome Fellowship in 2019 and received a Creative Wales Award in 2017/18.

Since graduating from Goldsmiths College, London, Davey has exhibited across the UK and internationally. Recent exhibitions in 2018 include The Conversation, at g39, Cardiff and The Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham Spa; Charcoal is the Colour of Absence, The Newbridge Project, Newcastle as well as The Conversation book launch at French Riviera, London.

Recent commissions include (2016 – 18) Here Is Where We Came From at Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth; There Is No There There, A La Ronde, National Trust, Exeter; Here Is Where We Meet, a Situations Commission for Bath and Bristol Weekender and The Nameless Grace, The Holburne Museum, Bath; Nothing Is What It Is Because Everything Is What It Isn’t, Colwinston Trust Commission, National Museum Wales.

Tessa Jackson OBE is an independent curator, writer and cultural advisor. Formerly Director of Arnolfini, the Scottish Arts Council, Artes Mundi and Iniva - Institute of International Visual Arts, recent projects include collaborating with the National Portrait Gallery and National Trust, the Royal West of England Academy and Lumen Art Projects.


Discussion between Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad and Professor Reina Lewis
Wednesday 19 June 2019  6.30-8pm

                                                          National Unity
                                                          of Women
                                                          Berlin 2015
                                                          video and
                                                          Series - 2
                                                          Tehran 2015
                                                          C-Type Matt
                                                          Print on Fuji
                                                          view by
                                                          William Barylo
Azadeh Fatehrad  National Unity of Women   Berlin 2015  Single-channel video  and Departure Series - 2  Tehran 2015   C-Type Matt Print on Fuji Crystal Archive photographic paper   installation view by William Barylo

Join Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad and Professor Reina Lewis for a discussion centring around Fatehrad's new exhibition The Echo of Your Departures. The show explores the history of the feminist movement in Iran, as well as the lives of contemporary women in diasporas, focusing on issues of identity, femininity, emotion, desire, clothing norms and moral values.

Professor Reina Lewis is Artscom Centenary Professor of Cultural Studies at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Her books include Muslim Fashion: Contemporary Style Cultures (2015), Rethinking Orientalism: Women, Travel and the Ottoman Harem (2004), and Gendering Orientalism: Race, Femininity and Representation (1996). She is editor of Modest Fashion: Styling Bodies, Mediating Faith (2013). Reina is a frequent media commentator – most recently for the New York Times, Le Monde, BBC World, BBC Radio, CBC radio, The Guardian, The Times, Marie-Claire magazine, Elle Brazil,,, and Huffington Post. Reina convenes the public talk series ‘Faith and Fashion’ at the London College of Fashion.


Ash before Oak  Launch of Jeremy Cooper's latest novel with a reading by Gavin Turk
Wednesday 3 April 2019  6.30-8.30pm

                                                          Cooper, Ash
                                                          Before Oak
                                                          book launch, 3
                                                          April 2019

Join Fitzcarraldo Editions and Danielle Arnaud for the launch of Jeremy Cooper's novel Ash before oak with a reading by Gavin Turk.

Ash before Oak is a novel in the form of a fictional journal written by a solitary man on a secluded Somerset estate. Ostensibly a nature diary, chronicling the narrator’s interest in the local flora and fauna and the passing of the seasons, Ash before Oak is also the story of a breakdown told slantwise, and of the narrator’s subsequent recovery through his reengagement with the world around him. Written in prose that is as precise as it is beautiful, winner of the 2018 Fitzcarraldo Editions Novel Prize, Jeremy Cooper’s first novel in over a decade is a stunning investigation of the fragility, beauty and strangeness of life.


Unknown curated by A- - -Z (Anne Duffau)
Friday 15 February 2019  6-9pm

                                                          from Su
                                                          Hui-Yu, The
                                                          Glamorous Boys
                                                          of Tang, 2018
Still from Su Hui-Yu, The Glamorous Boys of Tang, 2018

Special screening presented by A- - -Z with works by:
Kenneth Anger, Jordan Baseman, Derek Jarman, Victoria Sin, Jenna Sutela, Su Hui-Yu

Followed by a discussion with Victoria Sin and Tai Shani, chaired by Helena Reckitt - on the use of Sci-Fi and speculative Futures to deconstruct and appropriate new power relationships against the divide in the so-called ‘other’, in terms of gender and race.

Unknown is part of A- - -Z's (Anne Duffau) research through the screening of works that explore & defy preconceived/imperialist hi.Stories of identities & bodies. Through the scope of narratives & distinctive genre ranging from art, youtube mash-up to music videos, the aim of this screening is to break boundaries & raise interest in terms of displacement, otherness & post gender. Extending our ongoing research into the notions of amorphous body through technology and inner space, one important point is to embracing the Uses of the Erotic referred to in Audre Lorde to make the personal Political and the bodily a weapon.

Anne Duffau has collaborated in various projects with ArtLicks, CGP Gallery, Diaspore, V22, Danielle Arnaud, Please Stand By and In 2017 she was a jury member for PAF Olomouc and Tenderflix. She works at the Royal College of Art as a Lecturer in Moving Image and the Curriculum and Special Projects Coordinator for the School of Arts and Humanities. She has run the nomadic platform A---Z since 2012, which was based at StudioRCA from 2016 to 2018. She is a board member of Matt's Gallery.

Admission free but booking required. Please RSVP here

Oona Grimes in conversation with Danielle Arnaud
Saturday 9 February 2019  4pm

                                                          Grimes, 'mani
                                                          parlanti' and
                                                          Photograph by
                                                          Oskar Proctor
Oona Grimes  mani parlanti and biscottino  2018  spray paint, collage and coloured pencil  75 × 110cm
installation view by Oskar Proctor

Join Oona Grimes and Danielle Arnaud for an 'in conversation' event on the last day of Grimes' solo exhibition Hail the new Etruscan #1. Followed by tea and cake. Admission free, booking not required

Annie Whiles Artist Talk and Gallery Christmas Sale
Saturday 8 December 2018
Artist talk: 4-6pm
Artwork Sale: 2-6pm

                                                          Moondog 5,
                                                          2018, lime
                                                          wood, stones,
                                                          glass eyes and
                                                          oil paint, 40
                                                          x 20 x 40cm.
                                                          Photograph by
                                                          Oskar Proctor
Annie Whiles  Moondog 5  2018  lime wood, stones, glass eyes and oil paint  40 x 20 x 40cm  
installation view by Oskar Proctor

An artist talk by Annie Whiles on the last day of her solo exhibition, Moondog, at Danielle Arnaud. Held in conjunction with the Gallery Christmas Sale, a one-day sale of artworks by Suky Best, Nicky Coutts, Oona Grimes, Kihlberg and Henry, Kathleen Herbert, Abraham Kritzman, Annie Whiles and Sarah Woodfine.


Freya Gabie: Hold the Line  
25-27 October 2018
Artist talks: Wednesday 24 October, 6-8pm and Saturday 27 October, 4-6pm  
Admission free, no booking required

                                                          by Freya
Photograph by Freya Gabie

On Wednesday 24 and Saturday 27 October artist Freya Gabie will present a talk focusing on her recent voyage on the Dr Fridtjof Nansen Vessel, where she was invited onto the Namibian and South African Pelagic cruise November – December 2017. Gabie’s recent research focuses on Norwegian arctic explorer and marine biologist Fridtjof Nansen, who in 1922 as High Commissioner for Refugees within The League of Nations, issued a historic document offering stateless persons travel and asylum outside of their home country. By 1942, the passport was recognised by 52 countries, 53 by today’s borders. Gabie has spent the last two years tracing these documents and has uncovered over seventy passports. She is working towards recreating a voyage taken by one of these passport holders in 2019.

On display in the gallery will be a collection of postcards Gabie sent to contacts across the world throughout her journey, her Atlas drawing, as well as an ongoing series of drawings of military explosions based on results generated by Google image search.

Freya Gabie studied sculpture at Chelsea College of Art and the RCA, she works between Bristol and London. Her practice is site responsive: focusing on connection and exchange. She makes objects, drawings and interventions that respond to histories, stories and places, peeling under the surface to expose hidden layers. Her work disrupts the unconscious interchange between people and their environment through methods of displacement, partial erasure or re-framing; creating a sense of isolation and impermanence while paradoxically highlighting the connection at play between seemingly autonomous entities, often left unspoken or overlooked.

She regularly works collaboratively with a range of individuals and communities in the UK and internationally. Previous projects include staging a live performance with an Opera singer in a coal-hole in central London and collaborating with UK financial traders and traditional Lancashire clog dancers to create a clog dance interpreting the financial trading data of BREXIT.

This spring Gabie was commissioned by Bow Arts as artist in residence for Raw Materials Textiles 2018 to create a body of work responding to the historic textile of East London, working with several archives and museums including the V&A, William Morris Gallery and the Jewish Museum. This summer, for Diep Haven 2018, she created a sculptural intervention in the form of a line drawing across two landscapes, in Normandy France, and East Sussex, UK along the proposed V2 missile route. She has just returned from a one-month residency in Tranas, Sweden where she developed body of work in response to the town’s historic fur trade.


Nicky Coutts in conversation with artist Rosemarie McGoldrick  
Saturday 13 October 2018  4pm

                                                          Coutts Man
                                                          Stupid 1 2018,
                                                          I am Animal,
                                                          Nature, 2018
                                                          and Man Stupid
                                                          2, 2018
Nicky Coutts  Man Stupid 1  2018,  I am Animal, Nature  2018 and  Man Stupid 2  2018   all charcoal on paper
installation view by Oskar Proctor

Join Nicky Coutts and Rosemarie McGoldrick for a conversation centring around Coutts' new exhibition man stupid. The show explores establishing a ‘community of equals’ amongst all Great Apes, humans included.

Rosemarie McGoldrick is a London-based sculptor and installation artist who teaches at the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design (London Metropolitan University). Her commissions include sculptures for Futureworld at Milton Keynes, the London Docklands Development Corporation, Homerton Hospital and Chiltern Sculpture Trust in Oxfordshire. Rosemarie organised the art and human-animal studies symposia The Animal Gaze (2008) and The Animal Gaze Returned (2011) at the Cass, curating two London shows alongside these events. She participated in Olga Koroleva’s Political Animal event at the Showroom, Lisson Grove and has given papers at the global Minding Animals conferences (Australia and Mexico) and Visualising the Animal at Carlisle.

Admission free, no booking required


Dinu Li in conversation with independent curator Indra Khanna  
Tuesday 10 July 2018  6.30pm

                                                          Li, Nation
                                                          Family (video
                                                          still), 2017
Dinu Li  Nation Family (video still)  2017  single channel video installation with sound  14 minutes and 16 seconds (looped)

Join Dinu Li and independent curator Indra Khanna for a discussion revolving around Li’s solo exhibition at Danielle Arnaud, The Anatomy of Place.

Indra Khanna has been an independent curator since 2003. Projects have included group exhibitions in Brixton outdoor market, Brockwell Park and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, and solo exhibitions with artists such as Tim Shaw RA and Donald Locke. She worked concurrently at Autograph ABP from 2003 – 2010, eventually becoming curator there.

Admission free, no booking required


Unearthing Elephant  
Opening: Wednesday 23 May 6 - 9pm
Discussion w/Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos and performance by Zoë Gilmour
Friday 25th May  12-6pm
Saturday 26 May  12-6pm
Monday 28 May  12-6pm
Closing event: Tuesday 29 May 6-9pm—Clay In Common Talk w/Clayground Collective


Artists Rebecca Davies, Eva Sajovic and Shane Waltener invite you to visit them ‘in residence’ at Danielle Arnaud. The artists will be sharing findings from their two-year project, Unearthing Elephant, over five days at the gallery. Participate in talks and workshops and help produce small publication that will be launched on the closing night.

Unearthing Elephant is a project devised by the artists People’s Bureau (Eva Sajovic and Rebecca Davies) and Shane Waltener in partnership with Tate Exchange and Stave Hill Ecological Park in 2017. It addresses themes of regeneration, development and ecology, with an initial focus on communities within the Elephant and Castle area. It has resulted in talks, interviews, a presentation at Tate Exchange and an award-winning film.

The project comes out of Sajovic-Davies' 9 years of working in the area in response to a major regeneration scheme planned for Elephant and Castle, which included the proposed demolition of the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre. Although halted by Southwark Council earlier this year, the plans raised issues that have become universal across the UK and internationally, namely the division between public and private space, the rights to one’s city, social justice and community agency.

Further info including project documentation


Kim L Pace  A Fantastic Fermentation of Matter  
Saturday 19 May 2018  4pm

                                                          L Pace, The
Kim L Pace, The Cactaceae  2015-16  watercolour on paper, series (7 on view)  60 x 41.5cm each  
Installation view by Oskar Proctor

Please join us on the last day of Kim L Pace’s solo exhibition, A Fantastic Fermentation of Matter, for an artist talk at 4pm followed by tea and cake.


The Machine Stops  Exhibition closing & Artist talk
Saturday 24 March 2018  2-6pm | Talk at 4pm

                                                          Hogarth No
                                                          Ideas Here
Adam Hogarth  No Ideas Here  2018  wood, foam and chrysanthemums  
144 x 120cm  Installation view by Oskar Proctor

Join us on Saturday 24 March to celebrate the last day of The Machine Stops, a group exhibition by Adam Hogarth, Clare Mitten, Gabriela Schutz and Martin Ward. At 4pm the artists will join in conversation to expand on some of the themes explored in the exhibition, including virtual communication versus direct experience and our changing relationship to nature.

Tea and cake from 4-6pm.


Performance | Louisa Fairclough: A Song Cycle for the Ruins of a Psychiatric Unit
Saturday 9 December 2017  4pm

                                                          Fairclough A
                                                          Rost 2017
                                                          view by Oskar
Louisa Fairclough  A Rose  2017  Installation view by Oskar Proctor

Please join us for the last day of Louisa Fairclough's exhibition, A Song Cycle for the Ruins of a Psychiatric Unit. Tea and cake will be served from 2-6pm, and at 4pm Louisa will present a performance of two works in the exhibition - FEAR LIFE DEATH HOPE and A Rose - performed by singer Samuel Middleton and tape loop artist George McKenzie.


Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed and David Lillington in conversation
Wednesday 11 October 2017  7pm  Austrian Cultural Forum

                                                          Abdel Azim
                                                          Evergreen 2017
                                                          Ink on paper
                                                          100x80 cm
Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed  Evergreen  2017  ink on paper  100 x 80 cm

On the occasion of her first exhibition in London at Danielle Arnaud Gallery, Austrian artist Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed will be joined by curator David Lillington for a special presentation and discussion of her work. Booking esssential, please visit the ACF website.


Abraham Kritzman and Eyal Sasson in conversation
Friday 5 May 2017  2.30pm

Abraham Kritzman  Cfig1 and 2  2017  oil on canvas  105 x 75 cm each

Please join us for a conversation with Artists Abraham Kritzman and Eyal Sasson on the occasion of their duo exhibition Stand Still.


David Cotterrell in conversation with Ruwanthie de Chickera
Tuesday 4 April 2017  6.30 - 8pm

David Cotterrell  Mirror III: Horizon  2016  collaboration with Ruwanthie de Chickera  HD video  photograph by Oskar Proctor

On the occasion of the last day of our exhibition Empathy and risk: three mirrors and a wall, please join us for a conversation with Artist David Cotterrell and Playwright Ruwanthie de Chickera.


The Art of Digestion: Stephen and Michael Farthing in conversation with Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva
Wednesday 25 January 2017  6.30 - 8pm

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva Bibles I-V  2016  caul fat, perspex box  photograph by Nick Dunmur

Please join us for a conversation with Artists Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva and Stephen Farthing with Professor Michael Farthing.

Michael Farthing trained as a doctor in London, Cambridge and Boston and spent the first part of his career as a clinical academic with a major interest in the challenges of global health, particularly as they relate to the gut. More recently he has headed medical schools in Glasgow and London and has just stepped down as Vice Chancellor of the University of Sussex. He is a keen supporter of the arts and has particular interests in the visual arts, theatre and contemporary literature.

Stephen Farthing is the Rootstein Hopkins Chair of Drawing at University of the Arts London, a Royal Academician where he is Honorary Curator of the Collections and an Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford. He studied at Central Saint Martins (then St Martins School of Fine Art) and the Royal College of Art. From 1990 to 2000 he was the Ruskin Master of Drawing at the University of Oxford; from 2000 to 2004 he was director of the New York Academy of Art. Farthing has exhibited extensively, since his first solo exhibition at the Royal College of Art Gallery in 1977. His work represented Britain at the Sao Paulo Biennale in 1989, leading to many further solo shows around the world. Farthing was Artist in Residence at the Hayward Gallery in 1989 and is currently writing Living Color for Yale University Press with David Kastan and researching Leonardo: The Corpus with his brother Professor Michael Farthing MD. His most recent solo exhibitions include Drawn Words, The Pimsole Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania (2016); Titian’s Ghosts, National Trust, Ham House, London (2014). The Back Story was staged in November 2010 at the Royal Academy of Arts. Recent publications include: Derek Jarman, the sketchbooks, Thames & Hudson (2013); The Sketchbooks of Jocelyn Herbert, RA Publishing (2011); Art : the whole story, Thames & Hudson (2010).

The event is organised with Core charity, supporting medical research in digestive diseases.


Conversation with Timon Screech and Simon Wright
Sunday 10 July 2016  4pm

O JUN  14 days 119 years later – the 14th day  2016  Caran d’Ache crayons on paper  60 x 50 cm  and  Toyohara Chikanobu  Jidai Kagami or  Mirror of the Ages  1897  series of woodblock prints 
photograph by Oskar Proctor

On the occasion of the last day of our exhibition 14 days 119 years later, join us for a conversation with Professor Timon Screech from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), specialist in the art and culture of early modern Japan, and Simon Wright, curator and Senior Cultural officer at the Japanese Embassy, followed by tea & cake.


14 days 119 years later  video screening curated by Mizuki Takahashi
Friday 1 July 2016  6.30pm

Lieko Shiga  Canary  2007  video

Artists’ video screening curated by Mizuki Takahashi including works by Futoshi Miyagi, Hanako Murakami, Akira Miyanaga, Lieko Shiga and Yuichiro Tamura.

Lieko Shiga, Canary, 2007, 10'07 minutes
Yuichiro Tamura, NIGHTLESS, 2011, 11’32 minutes
Futoshi Miyagi, The Ocean View Resort, 2013, 19'25 minutes
Hanako Murakami, La Parfaite, 2015, 11’11 minutes
Akira Miyagana, arc, 2011, 7’29 minutes

The first camera was brought to Japan by Ueno Toshinojo, a merchant in Nagasaki in 1848; it was a daguerreotype. Hanako Murakami states in her video that Indians used to believe that being photographed would rob them of their soul. This belief was shared by Japanese in the 19th Century who were also afraid of this new technology. It was however too difficult to resist the curiosity of discovering the world through the lens.

For this screening programme, I have selected five artists who create lens-based work to construct time, landscape and narrative each with their unique approach.

Lieko Shiga usually works as a photographer. Her video Canary derives from her staged photo series of the same title. The video follows the rhythm and movement of her body as she shoots.

Yuichiro Tamura creates a short road movie with images taken from Google Street View. He has also shuffled and edited the initial edition to produce several versions of Nightless with different landscapes but the same narrative.

Futoshi Miyagi was born in Okinawa which was regarded as a holiday resort. However, it is a region that has been historically oppressed and scarified by governmental policy from Japanese mainland. Okinawa is also known as the island where a fierce battle took place during World War II. With this historical background, Miyagi’s video, The Ocean View Resort, poetically tells the provisional communion between an Okinawan boy and an American soldier.

Hanako Murakami uses photography as medium and subject for her conceptual works. Her video, The Perfect, starts with the story of the birth of the daguerreotype. She connects life and death behind the scientific invention and radioactivity with the accident at the Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant in 2011.

Akira Miyanaga’s video consists of footages shot in different locations. He installs his video camera onto the roof of his car and travels all around Japan. arc is a collage of footages shot in the North part of Japan after the disaster of 11 March 2011.

Travelling from past to present, transforming the invisible to tangible, using both microscopic and macroscopic lens, the video works by these five artists will show non-linear time and abstracted spaces which cannot be captured by our physical lens, our own eyes.

Mizuki Takahashi is a senior curator at the MILL6 Foundation in Hong Kong which will open in 2018. Prior to her current position, Takahashi worked as senior curator at the Art Tower Mito and was a founding member of the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. Addressing subjects including cultural diffusion between West and Asia, gender, cultural politics and urgent social issues, Takahashi realised exhibitions covering manga, architecture, performance, film, sound, fashion and visual art. Selected exhibitions include: You Reach Out - Right Now - for Something: Questioning the Concept of Fashion, Art Tower Mito (2014); Darren Almond Second Thoughts, Art Tower Mito (2013); Tadasu Takamine’s Cool Japan, Art Tower Mito (2012); Quiet Attentions: Departure from Women (2011), Art Tower Mito and 8 Days: Beuys in Japan, Art Tower Mito (2009).

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Envelope Opening for Closing Event  performance by Patrick Coyle
Sunday 22 May 2016  4.30pm

Patrick Coyle  Envelope Opening for Closing Event  2016

As part of Footnotes to a Long Distance Telephone Call, Patrick Coyle has been posting a series of items to Danielle Arnaud which are displayed in the exhibition. Envelope Opening for Closing Event will deliver the promise of its title on the final day of the exhibition, when Coyle will deliver a performance in which he opens these items and uses them as a script.

For their exhibition Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry have invited the Disembodied Voice research group to show new works and host a series of events. The group includes Maia Conran, Patrick Coyle, Karen Di Franco, Kihlberg & Henry, and was formed in 2014 as a format to explore manifestations of the disembodied voice within their own work and in wider culture. The disembodied voice, and its often inevitable re-embodiment in objects other than the original speaking body, are variously reflected in the exhibition and its associated events, from the recorded voice in moving image to its traces in written correspondences and archives.

Patrick Coyle (b. 1983, Hull, UK) is an artist and writer working predominantly with performance and sculpture. His practice considers the difference between sense and nonsense in verbal communication. Often borrowing from the conventions of guided tours and poetry readings, Coyle examines both the supposed authority of the lone orator and the psychological affect of reading aloud on both the listener and the speaker. Coyle completed MFA Art Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London (2010) and BA Fine Art at Byam Shaw, University of the Arts London (2005). He recently delivered performances at El Tercer Lugar, Buenos Aires; Catalyst Arts, Belfast; Van Alen Institute, New York; Global Committee, New York; Tate Modern, London; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Nottingham Contemporary; Wellcome Collection, London; ANDOR Gallery, London; Whitechapel Gallery, London, and Spike Island, Bristol (all 2014-16).
Recent exhibitions include: The Place Where He Is Meant To Be Lost, The Third Policeman, New York; Trim Your Tongue, DKUK Salon, Peckham, London; fig-2 28/50 Patrick Coyle & Francesco Pedraglio, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; A Circular, Cubitt Gallery, London; It said, ANDOR Gallery, London.
Coyle is currently a resident at The Hub, Wellcome Collection, London, and a member of The Disembodied Voice research group.



John Smith screening and conversation with Kihlberg & Henry
Friday 29 April 2016  6.30pm

John Smith  Lost Sound  1998-2001  SD video, 28 mins, colour, sound

John Smith will be screening a series of films followed by a conversation with Kihlberg & Henry about the use of voiceover in his work. John Smith was born in London in 1952 and studied film at the Royal College of Art. Inspired in his formative years by conceptual art and structural film, but also fascinated by the immersive power of narrative and the spoken word, he has developed an extensive body of work that subverts the perceived boundaries between documentary and fiction, representation and abstraction. Often rooted in everyday life, Smith’s meticulously crafted films rework and transform reality, playfully exploring and exposing the language of cinema.

Part of the exhibition Footnotes to a Long Distance Telephone Call running at the gallery until Sunday 22 May 2016.

For their exhibition Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry have invited the Disembodied Voice research group to show new works and host a series of events. The group includes Maia Conran, Patrick Coyle, Karen Di Franco, Kihlberg & Henry, and was formed in 2014 as a format to explore manifestations of the disembodied voice within their own work and in wider culture. The disembodied voice, and its often inevitable re-embodiment in objects other than the original speaking body, are variously reflected in the exhibition and its associated events, from the recorded voice in moving image to its traces in written correspondences and archives.

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I Decide Not To Operate Without Direct Communication  presentation by Karen Di Franco
Sunday 24 April 2016  4pm

Close up of redacted text, Lee Lozano to Barbara Reise, November 1971

Karen Di Franco will present I Decide Not to Operate Without Direct Communication. A postcard from Lee Lozano located in the archive of writer and critic Barbara Reise is taken as a starting point to discuss the temporalities of the archive. The philosopher Karen Barad has described the archive as trace rather than repository - as an assemblage of interactive phenomena. By articulating documents, the presentation will explore such interactivities.

Karen Di Franco works as an archivist, a curator, and is currently PhD candidate with Tate Britain and Reading University researching forms, strategies and contexts within artists’ publishing. Recent projects include the exhibitions The sun went in, the fire went out: landscapes in film, performance and text, CHELSEA space (2016), Icons of a Process, Flat Time House (2014) and the development of Book Works online archive and publication Again, A Time Machine (2010-12).
With Ami Clarke she co-organises the New Materialism reading group at Banner Repeater, London and is a member of the Disembodied Voice research group.

Part of the exhibition Footnotes to a Long Distance Telephone Call running at the gallery until Sunday 22 May 2016.

For their exhibition Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry have invited the Disembodied Voice research group to show new works and host a series of events. The group includes Maia Conran, Patrick Coyle, Karen Di Franco, Kihlberg & Henry, and was formed in 2014 as a format to explore manifestations of the disembodied voice within their own work and in wider culture. The disembodied voice, and its often inevitable re-embodiment in objects other than the original speaking body, are variously reflected in the exhibition and its associated events, from the recorded voice in moving image to its traces in written correspondences and archives.



ANATHEMA  artists' video screening curated by A- - -Z (Anne Duffau)
Sunday 10 April 2016  4pm

Danielle Arnaud invites A- - -Z for a finissage event in consonance with the exhibition Ichor running at the gallery.
A- - -Z presents a screening of four artist videos by Laure Prouvost, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Tai Shani and Jordan Wolfson.

Anathema - distortion / displacement / the other
An exploration in a contemporary gothic, a morphic human and a virtual voice - on the edge of the epicene; altering, adjusting, shifting, transforming, diluting…

Zina Saro-Wiwa, Phyllis, 2010, 15'37 minutes
Laure Prouvost, We Know We Are Just Pixels, 2014, 4'44 minutes
Jordan Wolfson, Animation, masks, 2012, 12'29 minutes
Tai Shani, The Vampyre, 2016, 33'19 minutes

A- - -Z is an exploratory curatorial platform produced by Anne Duffau. Taking the formula of the alphabet, A- - -Z uses words related to the idea of Entropy as a starting point to map out and test various unstable potentials. One Letter, one experiment, twenty six times.

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Death and Dying  video screening curated by David Lillington
Friday 11 September 2015  7pm

Artavazd Peleshian  End  1994  video  8'15 minutes

Fabienne Audéoud, Kate Davis and David Moore, Philip Hoffman, Sanna Linell, Ophélie Malassigné, Petrina Ng, Owen Oppenheimer, Artavazd Peleshian, Audrey Reynolds, Bartosz Sikorski, Malin Ståhl, Christina Stuhlberger.

Despite the humour, the fiction and the fictionalising, realism is the underlying tone of this selection of short films and videos on death, which also represent a number of related genres and approaches. What lightness or fantasy there is, is a measure of the artists' respect for their theme. All the work is both highly engaging and highly engaged, and deals with the idea of death but also with the particular case.

Bartosz Sikorski, 1 bit pixel, 2009, 40 seconds
Malin Ståhl, We Didn't Say No, 2008, 10'20 minutes
Petrina Ng, Objectivity 3, 2007, 1 minute
Owen Oppenheimer, Nowhere Really (redux), 2010, 15 minutes
Artavazd Peleshian, End, 1994, 8'15 minutes
Ophélie Malassigné, The Letter, 2011, 1 minute
Sanna Linell, Innocent When You Dream, 2012, 3'10 minutes
Kate Davis and David Moore, The Cut, 2010, 2'45 minutes
Fabienne Audéoud, She Prepared the Staging of her Death, 2000, 7'30 minutes
Philip Hoffman, Somewhere Between Jalostotitlan and Encarnacion, 1984, 6 minutes
Christina Stuhlberger, 25 Years Later, 2009, 1 minute
Audrey Reynolds, Lenoir, 2014, 1'15 minutes



sound pieces programme curated by Gerry Smith

Sunday 12 July 2015  4-6pm

Gerry Smith  A year of painting flowers  installation view by Oskar Proctor

Please join us to celebrate the last day of Gerry Smith's exhibition A year of painting flowers with sound pieces by Sandra Cross, Julian Doyle and William English.

The MMs Bar recordings are part of an on-going project: ʻWhat Did You Eat Today?ʼ an enquiry into how we make choices about what to eat, how we navigate our way through the maelstrom of modern life via a blizzard of often conflicting information. Different lines of enquiry are explored. These include filmed portraits, audio taped interviews, sound poems, ephemeral visual and textual responses to the culture of food production and consumption. The subsections of the enquiry include: ʻThe Physiology of Tasteʼ Anagnostʼ & Take It Awayʼ, Mass Observation, Films, MMs Bar. In various ways and using different means, an attempt is made to explore what food might mean for the individual, particularly those whose experience often goes unrecorded - the unclassified or unclassifiable. The MMs Bar was preceded by written texts made during one particular train journey when I would record and mark the event and explore the twin themes of identity and eating, by noting what those who sat near me ate. I didn’t go looking for anyone; the requirements were only that they had to be close by and eating. I then speculated about what this activity told me about who I thought the individuals were or might be. There is a fictionalising going on as I was guessing and interpreting on the basis of my observation which isn’t free of subjectivity. I may also have used the occasion to be critical of the foods eaten which may tap into my perception of how cynical some manufactured foods are and how through certain exaggerated tastes - high salt, sugar, etc. large sections of the population have been lured into eating foods which seem to me to be virtual rather than actual, doing little to nourish, a lot to excite and increase desire, but which aren’t designed with the eater’s best interests at heart.
The MMs Bar (the name of the carriage where passengers were invited to make their purchases) recordings seemed to represent a microcosm of society in which some of the foods we eat were broadcast in all their fascinating glory. Very often, there were stuttering, pauses, uncertainty, mishaps in the broadcasts. It was never possible to know when the broadcast would begin and this added to the random nature of the recordings themselves. There’s a certain snatched quality about them which I feel gives the piece more authenticity.which is added to by the raw quality and unedited nature of the recordings. So, during a period when I was making sometimes twice weekly journeys from London to Leicester, I recorded these buffet car announcements, over the course of a year 2006-7. Although the list of refreshments available were roughly the same on each journey, individual variations would occur and it was these that I listened for. The variant seemed to be a way in which a person expressed their difference in the same way that the tone or volume of their voice did. Unseen, some workers sounded as though they were auditioning for another role in life. Some were a little retiring, others more forthright. The food became secondary. I think of the MMs Bar as expressing a part of who we Englanders are and I hope it represents something of the spirit of the early Mass Observers under the guidance of anthropologist Tom Harrisson, who switched his attention from other continents and peoples to document and study our native habits. The recordings were initially played by William English on his programme, ‘Wavelength’ on Resonance 104.4 FM. It was during a repeat of the programme that Jonny Trunk of Trunk Records heard these and felt he’d like to make a limited edition vinyl of the recordings and so he did.

Filter Feeder is Julian Doyle's music & sound project started in 2005 with the release of a CD album 'Feeding Frenzy' and has continued with several further CD and Vinyl releases. Along with numerous live performances these recordings have explored electronic sound, rhythmic improvisation and sound collage using both found sounds & field recordings often with a political or documentary slant. Alpage is anew work developed for this event and consists initially of field recordings made in the Haute Savoie & Jura regions of France. These recordings are progressively layered and manipulated in real time then used as both catalyst and component for a percussion & electronic sound improvisation. Julian Doyle, aka Filter Feeder, takes sound sources as diverse as raw waveforms, washing machines or the human voice and filters and layers them “until I have something that comes alive”. On Pleasure Cycle, the sounds are thin, reedy and microtonal, but the pendulum-like rhythmic loops Doyle sets up slowly became naggingly eerie. The track’s signature two-note pulse suggests some kind of siren being experienced through a hallucinogenic altered haze. Doyle has an intuitive and expressive touch with his microtonal explorations, however, always returning elliptically to warm overtones and lending an almost amniotic warmth to this fine track. Derek Walmsley in The Wire magazine

'I first met Captain Maurice Frank Henry Urquhart Necom Seddon (Royal Signals, retired) in 1979 when I was a motorcycle messenger. He was standing at the side of the road in Covent Garden, wearing a tabard advertising Heated Gloves, next to an oil soaked BSA which sprouted wires, heating up his lunch by the same method as his clothing. We were friends for the following decades until his death in 2014. When he left his home, Datchet Cottage, after fifty years, he left behind vast amounts of material including hundreds of cassette recordings of his phone calls. After he was taken into a care home the local council set about emptying his house and garden and the vast majority of the cassettes were strewn around on the floor gathering dust and destined for a skip. As executor of his will I was able to gather up as many of the audiocassettes as I could store which resulted in numerous broadcasts on Resonance104.4fm, London’s first radio arts station, and consequently the “Seddon Tapes” as they became known formed a 24 hour marathon which has been broadcast every Christmas for the last 3 years.
Tape 44 of the Seddon tapes, Captain Maurice Seddon speaks at lenght with what may be a hoaxer or an imbecile or an imbecilic hoaxer. Maurice placed an advert in a newspaper asking for a chest freezer to join the vast amount of chest freezers already in his garden. The freezers contain vintage food i.e. bags of food remnants frozen solid, way beyond their shell by date.
A caller responds, apparently based in Chester.
Most people would hang up after 5 minutes but Maurice continues for 30.'

And Finally: A Blooming Awful End

Polly Gould  Penguin Pool
Design, Darwin and the Archive

Thursday 19 March 2015  7pm

Performative lecture by Polly Gould followed by discussion with Steven Crossan, Founder of Google Cultural Institute, Dr. Peg Rawes, Senior Lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture, and Emily Hayes, PhD candidate at the Royal Geographical Society and the University of Exeter.

Gould’s performative lecture is modeled on the Edwardian magic lantern show and the tableau vivant.
They were the popular forms of their time, presented with narration and music, and equally likely to take place in a domestic drawing room or in a public hall. Although now outmoded, magic lantern shows and tableaux vivants can be seen as antecedents to film. For Penguin Pool Gould has recombined a set of old lantern slides into a narrative. It begins with a slide of the penguins in the iconic 1934 design by Lubetkin (1901-1990) for the penguin pond at London Zoo. A 1936 film on Lubetkin’s innovative zoo design claimed that ‘for the first time’ the animals would no longer be ‘housed in artificial reproductions of their natural surroundings.’[1] Like characters in a tableau vivant the animals assume the nonspeaking parts. Polly Gould also considers a lecture titled ‘Some Remarks on Penguins,’ prepared in 1902 by the explorer Edward Wilson (1872-1912) during the Discovery expedition to Antarctica. Wilson, believing penguins to be ‘some of the most primitive behind-hand birds in existence' [2] looked to them to unlock insights into evolution.
Penguin Pool plays on the pun of ‘pool’ as an entertaining architectural design for zoological display and gene pool, which fits the more recent conception of the zoo as a place for conservation of endangered species. Evolutionary ecology is currently being used to predict threats posed to biodiversity from various potential extinctions. In a similar mode, the archive is also considered as a type of gene pool, as a collection of available data and information that can be drawn upon for design innovation and for making predictions of future scenarios.

[1] Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, 'The New Architecture of the London Zoo', 1936
[2] Edward Wilson, 'Some remarks on Penguins' in The South Polar Times, Vol 1, April to August 1902, (part IV July 1902, London: Smith, Elder, & Co. 15 Waterloo Place. S.W. 1907. P. 3-9.  

Post-performance discussion Design, Darwin and the Archive:

Steve Crossan works on Public Health at Google, and previously was the founder of Google’s Cultural Institute, a non-profit engineering group that builds free tools allowing partner museums and archives to bring the world’s culture online. Prior to this he has helped build part of Google Maps, Search and Gmail.

Emily Hayes is in the fourth year of her AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD at the Royal Geographical Society and the University of Exeter. The working title of her thesis is Geographical projections: lantern slides, science and popular geography at the Royal Geographical Society, c.1886 - 1930. She holds a BA in archaeology and anthropology from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in environmental sciences and archaeology from the Sorbonne-Paris X. Prior to undertaking her PhD she catalogued a range of works on paper at several London auction houses and art galleries, notably at Christie's as a specialist in modern and contemporary prints and multiples.

Peg Rawes is Programme Leader for the Master’s in Architectural History at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Her teaching and research focus on how built and social architectural cultures are informed by philosophical ideas of aesthetics, ecology, materials, subjectivity and technology. She is Co-Investigator to the AHRC research project, Equalities in Wellbeing in which she is exploring how 17th century ideas of ratio, geometry and wellbeing engage with the current UK housing crisis issues. This work develops from her recent work into ‘architectures of care’ in Architectural Relational Ecologies (2013), and Poetic Biopolitics (forthcoming 2015). These collaborations with colleagues from philosophy, medicine, law, political science, anthropology and the arts propose political and material forms of architectural sustainability.

Polly Gould is in the last year of her AHRC-funded Doctoral Award PhD at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Her thesis title is No More Elsewhere: Antarctica through the Archive of the Edward Wilson Watercolours. Edward Wilson (1872-1912) was one of the explorers who died with Captain Scott during his attempt to be first to reach the South Pole. Gould shows with Danielle Arnaud, and has a collaborative and curatorial practice with Anne Eggebert, most recently curating the touring show TOPOPHOBIA.

Dr. Rebecca Kilner unfortunately had to cancel her participation in the panel discussion and sent her apologies.

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Curator's Tour Unwheeled
Friday 30 January 2015  7pm
Part of SLAM Last Fridays

Maia Naveriani  Clown  2012  coloured pencil on paper

Curator David Lillington will discuss the works included in our current exhibition Unwheeled.



Oona Grimes in discussion with Film and TV Director Margy Kinmonth
Friday 28 November 2014  7pm
Part of SLAM Last Fridays

Oona Grimes  toes n toasts (detail)  2014  ceramic
photograph by Peter White

Oona Grimes will discuss her work with Margy Kinmonth, Film and Television Director.



The Disembodied Voice
Wednesday 29 October 2014  7-9 pm

HAL 9000 from Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey'

The newly formed research group ‘The Disembodied Voice’ will host its first public event to introduce a series of references in the form of film clips, ideas, texts etc. Each member of the group will present material relating to their own practice and interests concerning ideas of the disembodied voice and its place in contemporary culture.

The group is formed of Maia Conran, Patrick Coyle, Karen Di Franco, The Hut Project, and Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry who are also coordinating the programme over the coming months.

For the event at Danielle Arnaud visitors are invited to take part in discussing the presented material as well as celebrating the inaugural event of this research project.

Through critical engagement, discursive processes and production this collaborative research project sets out to investigate the relationship between the disembodied voice and contemporary visual culture. Working together the group will explore an array of questions and ideas relating to their individual practices and concepts surrounding the disembodied voice. The groups participants work across different fields from film making, performance, writing, curating and archiving.

Working through the groups’ individual disciplines the research will explore expanded ideas and complexities of the disembodied voice to leave room for unexpected discoveries, connections and expansions of the subject. The group will take part in workshops, site visits and activities held by guest speakers from a variety of fields to expand on their practice.

The research process will open up for further input by hosting open public events throughout the project.

The project is made possible with the support of Vision Forum and Linköping University in Sweden. Vision Forum carries out research, meetings and production in contemporary visual art across borders.



Louisa Fairclough in discussion with Composer Richard Glover
Friday 26 September 2014  7pm
Part of SLAM Last Fridays

Louisa Fairclough  Compositions for a Low Tide  2014  Whitstable Biennale
performed by Rochester Cathedral Chorister
photograph by Bernard G. Mills

Louisa Fairclough will be in discussion with composer Richard Glover who had collaborated with her on Compositions for a Low Tide, Absolute Pitch and I wish I could be a stone.

Richard Glover makes experimental music investigating perception and temporality within music of sustained tone textures and process music. He recently released a portrait CD on the experimental music label ‘Another Timbre’, and co-authored the book Overcoming Form: reflections on immersive listening. He gained his PhD from Huddersfield and has worked with leading international performers including the Bozzini Quartet, EXAUDI vocal ensemble, musikFabrik, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Dedalus Ensemble and the BBC Concert Orchestra.



Paul Ryan  Agathe
Workings towards a new novel by Robert Musil, as an Artist’s Book by Paul Ryan

Monday 8 to Thursday 11 September 2014
daily from 12noon to 7pm

Paul Ryan  'Playing with animals from circus posters'  2014
cut out and mounted on board

By invitation only

The purpose of this initial display is to bring together publishers and others, interested in, studying, researching, or otherwise involved with, the life & works of Robert Musil; and to discuss with them the possibilities for the project as it goes forward to completion.

Paul Ryan will be available, during the opening times, to discuss the results of his ‘research and development’ phase for a new novel Agathe extracted from Musil’s unfinished novel The Man Without Qualities. He will exhibit proposed texts and drawings for the first third of the narrative. These are working materials towards the novel to be completed in three forms: artist’s book, illustrated novel, and text only novel.

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Anne Brodie in discussion with Caterina Albano and Catriona Brodie
Sunday 6 July 2014  4pm

Anne Brodie  'Something that goes with me'  2014  video

On the occasion of her exhibition Dead Mother, artist Anne Brodie will be in conversation with her sister G.P. Dr Catriona Brodie and Curator, Writer and Central Saint Martins Research Fellow Dr Caterina Albano.

Since 1984 Catriona Brodie has trained and worked as a GP in South East London. In addition to her general practice she has been a doctor to young people in periods of transition whilst a Forensic Physician to the Metropolitan Police and whilst a Medical Officer at Goldsmiths College. She has an embryonic interest in teaching the recognition of distress and the opportunities for intervention in this population.

Caterina Albano is a senior research fellow and curator at Central Saint Martin’s College, University of the Arts London. Albano curates, lectures and publishes in the fields of art, cultural history and theory, in particular emotion and affect, memory and consciousness; and on the theory of curating. She is the author of Fear and Art in the Contemporary World (Reaktion Books, 2012) and she is currently working on a project on affect, memory and art (Palgrave MacMillan).



Anne Brodie  Artist Talk 
Friday 27 June 2014  7pm
Part of SLAM Last Fridays

Anne Brodie  The Mark  2014  video

Anne Brodie will present her work Dead Mother.



Suky Best  Artist Talk 
Friday 30 May 2014  7pm
Part of SLAM Last Fridays

Suky Best  Alwyn Park House  2011  animation with sound

Suky Best will discuss the works currently presented in her solo show Wild Interior.



Enclosure  Artists Talk 
Friday 28 March 2014  7pm
Part of SLAM Last Fridays

Stephen Walter  Of This Wood Man Shall Know Nothing  2014  graphite on paper  33.5 x 45.3 cm

Dan Hays, Gabriela Schutz and Stephen Walter will discuss the works included in the exhibition Enclosure .



Uta Kögelsberger  Artist Talk
Friday 31 January 2014  7pm
Part of SLAM Last Fridays

Off road  video still  2012

Uta Kögelsberger will discuss the works shown in her solo show Off Road .



Polly Gould  No More Elsewhere
Closing Event - Performative Lecture (booking essential)
Sunday 16 June 2013  3pm

Lantern Landscape 2013 installation view
tulip wood, wax, paint, hand-blown moulded glass, magic lantern

Performative Lecture by Polly Gould

For the closing event on Sunday 16 June at 3pm, Polly Gould will present a 30 minute performative lecture amongst the installed artworks of the exhibition. The performance takes as a starting point the photographer Ponting’s 1911 self-portrait operating a magic lantern for the polar party. Polly also refers to Wilson’s hand-written notes for a lecture on sketching held at the Scott Polar Research Institute. In these notes Wilson calls for ‘a copyist’ rather than some expressive artistic fellow. His lecture on sketching for the men in the polar hut was a mirror image of the educational tours of Edwardian drawing rooms that Wilson undertook on return from the Discovery Expedition of 1901-04. The performative lecture takes a sideways glance at some of the people that inhabit this narrative, putting the camp back into camping. The artist uses quotation, projection and sound to present a mirroring with distortions of her encounter with elsewhere through Wilson’s Antarctic archive.This performance will be accompanied by the London-based musician Hibiki Ichikawa.



Conteuses: An Evening with Kate Bernheimer
curated by Catriona McAra, hosted by Danielle Arnaud
with contributions from Samantha Sweeting and Tessa Farmer
Friday 7 June 2013  6.30pm

In honour of the American fairy tale writer Kate Bernheimer and in response to her renowned collection Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (1998), Conteuses invites you to an evening of collective discussion, collaboration and celebration. As we have learned from such critical Scheherazades as Bernheimer, Marina Warner (1994), Cristina Bacchilega (1999) and Elizabeth Wanning Harries (2001), the late seventeenth century gave rise to a trend of aristocratic female storytellers or conteuses, a tendency which is reflected in late twentieth century art and literature. But what has the early twenty-first century inherited and what constitutes feminist practice today? Is the prefix “woman” writer/artist unnecessary or does it still have a role to play in fairy tale telling, writing and making? How does it overcome cliché? Following in the glass footsteps of Angela Carter, A.S. Byatt, Kiki Smith, Dorothea Tanning and Leonora Carrington, among many others, we encounter a new generation of uncompromisingly subversive and achingly beautiful practice. This research-through-practice forum aims to explore notions of embodied storytelling by contemporary tellers of tales in a variety of media (including literature, sculpture and performance). Conteuses assembles a new generation of female voices in the hope of conjuring innovative connections and fostering intimate dialogues.

Review of the 'Conteuses' event by Joanna Coleman:


Enchanted Garden: Flower Fairies and Dark Tales
Mottisfont Abbey, National Trust
2 July 2011 - 2 October 2011


VOLTA6 Basel
David Cotterrell   Nicky Coutts   Karin Kihlberg and Reuben Henry   Heather and Ivan Morison
16 - 20 June 2010

Oona Grimes, Helen Maurer and Sophie Lascelles
have been selected to take part in the 2nd biennial of contemporary art at Tatton Park near Manchester.
Tatton Park Biennial 2010 - 8 May to 26 September 2008

David took part in a debate chaired by Jon Snow to discuss Britain's historical approach to remembrance.
10 March 2010 7 pm

VOLTA NY Kathleen Herbert
Solo: video, sculpture etchings
4 to 7 March 2010

David Cotterrell has been awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize.
The Trustees are pleased to announce the results of the 2009 competition for Philip Leverhulme Prizes.
These Prizes are awarded to outstanding young scholars who have made a substantial and recognised contribution to their particular field, are recognised at an international level, and whose future contributions are held to be of correspondingly high promise. Further details can be found at the Leverhulme Trust website.



an evening of performances with Jemima and Dolly Brown, Ole Hagen, Alicia Paz, Plastique Fantastique,
Kit Poulson and Alex Baker
Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury Way London WC1A 2TH
Monday 13 July 2009 7 - 10 pm

VOLTA NY Heather & Ivan Morison
I hate her. I hate her. puppet show
5 to 8 March 2009


David Cotterrell, Heather & Ivan Morison and Paulette Phillips
have been selected to take part in the first biennial of contemporary art in a National Trust property,
Tatton Park near Manchester.
Tatton Park Biennial 2008 - 3 May to 28 September 2008


Judy Price - Screenings at the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1
June 9 - 29 2008
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Judy Price - In conversation with Jananne Al-Ani
4pm Sunday June 15 in the gallery
Judy Price will discuss her new video and sound installation with Jananne Al-Ani
The informal conversation will be followed by tea and cakes in the garden (weather permitting).
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David Cotterrell  at the Royal Society of Arts
Tuesday 10 June 2008 6pm
RSA, 8 John Adam Street, WC2N 6EZ

Culture in a time of conflict

The panel will include artist David Cotterrell and writer Andrew O’Hagan

The fourth event in this series will explore the environmental footprint of war from an arts perspective. The makers of the film ‘Scarred Lands’ described the environment as the ‘silent casualty’ of war. War carries many environmental implications and resource depletion is increasingly engendering conflict. Michael Klare painted a terrifying picture of ‘the new landscape of global conflict’ in his book Resource Wars. How are artists responding to these challenges and what is their perspective on war?

In November last year David Cotterrell spent three weeks with the Royal Army Medical Corps and Royal Marine Commandos for a residency supported by the Wellcome Trust at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province. 

This military perspective was recently complimented by a second trip to Afghanistan, this time through civilian eyes, on an Arts & Ecology residency in Kabul, Afghanistan with Turquoise Mountain. During his time in Kabul he had the opportunity to engage and work with artists, craft makers and art students both at Kabul University and Turquoise Mountain’s Centre for Traditional Afghan Art and Architecture in Kabul

For his recent collection of essays, The Atlantic Ocean, writer Andrew O’Hagan researched the lives of two infantrymen, one British and one American, who died on the same night in Iraq.  Many of O’Hagan’s novels have voiced issues surrounding conflict and he has also written numerous articles exploring the ethics of war.

Be Near Me, his last novel, won the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize award for fiction.  He joined the prestigious Robert Burns Humanitarian Award judging panel this year and has recently returned from Palestine where he participated in the Palestine Festival of Literature.

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Paulette Phillips: 29 March to 26 April 2008
History appears twice, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. Diaz Contemporary, Toronto

Sophie Lascelles : Jerwood Contemporary Painters
9 April to 18 May 2008 Jerwood Space, London &
22 June to 17 August 2008 Royal West of England Academy Queens Road, Bristol

Heather & Ivan Morison: Zoorama : London Underground Station - Platform for Art

Heather & Ivan Morison: Welsh Pavilion Venice Biennale 10 June to 21 November 2007

Oona Grimes and Sophie Lascelles: Hidden Narratives, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, 19 January to 19 April 2008

David Cotterrell:

Eastern Standard: Western Artists in China, 2 February to 31 December 2008, MASS MoCA North Adams,
Massachusettes, USA

Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust to make new work for the forthcoming exhibition War & Medicine
(working title)  Autumn 2008

Commissioned by CABE, Arts and Business and Arts Council England  as the lead artist consultant for the
'CB1' Masterplan in Cambridge in collaboration with Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners and Commissions East.

Eurasia One, Exhibition of 16 Chinese and European artists, curated by Rolf Kluenter, Andrea Neidhoefer
(Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art). Hosted by Island 6 Art Centre, Shanghai and supported by The German
Cultural Consulate.